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Prior to joining Sam Mendes and Caro Newling in Neal Street Productions, Pippa Harris (Executive Producer) was Head of Drama Commissioning for the BBC.
In the latter capacity at the BBC, the projects she oversaw included Stephen Poliakoff’s The Lost Prince, which won three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries; Tom Hooper’s Daniel Deronda, which won the Banff Television Festival’s Rockie Award for Best Miniseries; Julian Farino’s Flesh and Blood, which won Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards for Best Actor (Christopher Eccleston) and Best Writer (Peter Bowker); Dominic Savage’s Out of Control, which won the RTS Award for Best Single Drama; and David Yates’ State of Play, which won three BAFTA Awards, including Best Actor (Bill Nighy).
Earlier in her career, as executive producer, BBC Drama Serials, she supervised production on Antonia Bird’s Care, which won the BAFTA Award for Best Single Drama; Peter Kosminsky’s Warriors and David Yates’ The Way We Live Now, both of which won the BAFTA Award for Best Drama Serial; and Mr. Yates’ The Young Visiters, for which Jim Broadbent was a BAFTA Award nominee. Prior to joining the BBC, Ms. Harris worked as a development executive in the drama divisions of Carlton TV and Channel 4.
On Neal Street’s features, she was producer of Tom Vaughan’s Starter for 10, starring James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, and Alice Eve; and David Attwood’s telefilm Stuart A Life Backwards, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and BAFTA Award nominee Tom Hardy, which won the RTS Award for Best Single Drama. She also co-produced Sam Mendes’ Jarhead, executive-produced Susanne Bier’s Things We Lost in the Fire, and co-executive-produced Mr. Mendes’ Revolutionary Road.